The countertops in our homes are the surfaces that most catch our eyes, set a mood, and invite us in. They coordinate our rooms and living spaces with color, material, cut, and size. Custom countertops provide homeowners the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind interior space—and the bathroom is a perfect room to start with.
In the kitchen, customer countertops have to be functional. Because of the regular wear that kitchen counters undergo, a practical material wins over a stunning custom piece. In the bathroom, you can have the best of both worlds.
Create a bold statement with a custom ceramic counter that invites guests into the room—without having to compromise on premade materials or sizes. That’s just one option. Here are four reasons that you should pick custom countertops for your bathroom.
BATHROOM COUNTERTOPS TAKE LESS WEAR AND TEAR
Both kitchens and bathrooms are excellent sites for custom countertops. The benefits of choosing custom over readymade apply to both areas.
But kitchens have an added function in the home which demands that the counters be firstly practical and durable. Bathroom counters don’t usually have to endure serrated knives and marble rolling pins.
Why not take advantage of the bathroom’s less functional (but still functional) countertop needs by installing a custom piece that suits you and your family’s vision? Since you won’t be restricted to choosing heavier-duty materials as you would in the kitchen, you’re open to trying other options.
Cultured marble is one such material. It offers lots of color and backsplash options that you wouldn’t usually see in a kitchen with lots of cooking going on.
Having the freedom to choose finer materials in the bathroom has other benefits too. In the bathroom, you can experiment with different tile sizes and grout colors. Today, tile is at the forefront of innovations that have increased tile sizes, allowing you to decorate with unique designs. Custom countertops are one of the best ways to try out new interior decor ideas.
IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A STATEMENT PIECE
Speaking of decor, the size and frequent use of the bathroom also allows for even more expressive freedom in the home. Generally speaking, the bathroom’s smaller, more condensed size offers lots of opportunities to make a statement with custom countertops.
Say goodbye to the mid-century days when most homes shared a common bathroom design template—small tiles with lots of grout, for instance. Now the bathroom is a space where you can bring together personal taste, durable materials, and stunning design choices.
Solid-surface materials like Corian and Avonite are easy to mold to any custom counter size. These surfaces simulate natural stone. Likewise, granite is now within reach of any homeowner looking for a classic, timeless style without excessive prices. Given the bathroom’s smaller size and central position in the home, you can think of it as the center stage too.
THE CHOICES ARE NEARLY ENDLESS
We’ve come a long way from the time when bathroom counters didn’t come in many varieties. Laminate, ceramic tile, or cultured marble—these were the primary options. Now it’s easier than ever to select custom countertops to suit your mood, decor choices, and budget.
Laminates are inexpensive and come in thousands of colors, patterns, and cuts. Though they are not as friendly for DIY builders, a custom fabricator can transform a bathroom with laminate. Compared to the plastic laminates of two or three decades ago, the technology has developed by leaps and bounds.
Besides ceramic tile, where your options for backsplashes are only limited by your imagination, there are other materials too. The once-premium-priced solid surface (now much more reasonable) comes in dozens of colors and cuts. Now you can have a premium stone-like look in your bathroom without the added costs.
SET THE TONE IN YOUR BATHROOM REFUGE
The bathroom holds a central place in any home. It gets more regular use than any other room, and your family and guests will likely spend their fair share of time looking at the countertop. Your visitors will leave impressed when they enter the bathroom and see a custom counter.
In the bathroom, you don’t only want to give the impression of style and a welcoming tone. It’s also important to present a clean and hygienic surface. Custom counters ensure that you have the exact material, color, and cut to ensure visitors of a welcoming bathroom.
In larger rooms where the cost of custom installations might be prohibitive, the bathroom is smaller and centrally located. It’s the ideal space to display a mood of calm and cleanliness with custom countertops.
Whether you’re looking for a smaller area of the home to install a top-quality marble counter, or you have a dream to create a cohesive design in one room, the bathroom is best.
Experimenting with crushed glass or trendy concrete is easiest achieved with bathroom countertops. In the bathroom, you have a space to create a refuge for the benefit of friends and family.